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The Fox News, Bush DUI myth

July 26, 2004 9:47 AM

Both Roger Ailes and Carl Cameron are bragging about breaking the Bush DUI story in 2000, using it as an example of "fair and balance." Eric Boehlert rips the myth to shreds:

The problem is that both Ailes and Cameron have had to rewrite history to make their DUI claim stick, because the tale of who broke the story is not as simple as they'd like to spin it. And the notion that the FNC crew -- Ailes, Cameron, Brit Hume, Tony Snow, Bill O'Reilly, etc. -- was hounding the Bush camp at the end of the election campaign and asking hard questions about Bush's drunken-driving past is pure fantasy. Plus, once the DUI story leaked out, FNC reporters, anchors and guests spent days spinning furiously on Bush's behalf in an attempt to downplay the story.

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J S:

DMV record of George W. Bush shown at The Smoking Gun ( ).

Apparently while Bush's goon squad is attacking Senator Kerry for his service record, the 'liberal media' manages to miss this tidbit, showing that yes indeed, George W. Bush WAS arrested for Driving Under the Influence in Maine. Since my mother was killed by adrunk driver, I take this as a serious offense.

The real question is whether you will be the first to break this story, or someone else will get it. Seems odd that while Kerry's war record is haggled over, our President somehow escapes the same sort of analysis of his own past.

I think the American people deserve to know.

A Gulf War Veteran (1990-1991, 1st Armored Division)

Fri Aug 27 2004 11:47 AM


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